Hexagon Classics are delighted to offer this very rare 5-speed BMW 2002 Turbo. This is the best-specified original example of the BMW 2002 Turbo, which is one of the true landmark heroes of the automobile world.
Polaris Silver Metallic with Black Leatherette - Chassis No.4291599
Hexagon of Highgate sold these BMW 2002 Turbos as new cars in the 1970’s, so we understand just how important a part this model played in the ensuing motoring revolution. With only 9 of these rarities currently being used on the U.K’s roads, these are now scarcer than most so-called motoring exotica. Finished in the desirable Polaris metallic silver option with sunroof, this is the very definition of a modern classic.
BMW created Europe’s first turbocharged production car. Using the KKK turbocharger with 0.55 overpressure, BMW increased the 2002 Tii’s 130 BHP by 40 BHP to a new high of 170 BHP. The compression 6:9:1 to 9:5:1 and an oil cooler added. Bigger brakes were fitted to cope with the extra engine power, and a limited slip differential was added for better high-speed cornering, along with huge wheel arch extensions that housed wider 6J alloy wheels and 185/70 VR13 tyres for better stability. The red instrument surround and turbo boost gauge, along with new sports seats, completed the picture.
BMW claimed a top speed of 131 miles per hour and a 0-62 mph acceleration in just 7.0 seconds. Maximum torque 173 ft/lb @ 4000 rpm. It could only be bettered by the 210 BHP Porsche Carrera when it was launched. Motorsport stripes were added to each side, along with a boot spoiler to aid high-speed stability, and a huge air dam to the front. Press models had the “2002 Turbo” added top the air dam in large reverse script, so that other drivers knew exactly who was sitting behind them poised to overtake at any moment!
Our car has not wanted for anything in the way of maintenance and is a very fine example of this rare motoring icon. It is accompanied by its period 2002 handbook, brochure and workshop catalogues. It is ready to be enjoyed.
Available to view at our London showrooms.